Thursday, October 25, 2012

Are You A Good Example?

As Christians we spend a lot of time talking about being a witness to the lost world, and rightfully so.  One of the last things Jesus said before He ascended back to heaven was for His followers, His church, to make disciples throughout the whole world (Matthew 28.19-20).  However, I was thinking today about how we are witnesses to one another in the body of Christ.  The truth is, our witness in the body of Christ is just as important as our witness outside the body of Christ.  As a maturing and growing child of God you have the potential to be a tremendous example to other Christians of what it looks like to walk with Jesus in this life.  The apostle Paul said to the church at Corinth, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11.1).  What an amazing idea.  The church meeting together for worship, believers interacting with one another throughout the week, all the while sharpening one another with the example of their walk and obedience to Jesus.  Could it be that this is one of the reasons the writer to the Hebrews commanded us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together (Hebrews 10.25)?  Beloved child of God, what kind of example are you setting for others in the church?  Is your life a light that others might follow as they too learn to follow Jesus?


  1. When I first got to OBC, I had an encounter with someone that I will never
    forget. I was going through some tough things and one of the workers told
    me I couldn't bring my daughter to AWANAs on a Sunday night(it was my first
    time going to a service in OBC). Had I listened I would have known that she
    was only wondering if people could just drop off their kids on Sunday nights
    because she didn't know. I knew about salvation and the Word so I flipped
    out. I said what if someone would have gotten saved today but didn't because
    they didn't get child care of thier kid. Anyway I was a mess! I flipped out
    and this lady did not... I felt soooooo guilty that I begged for her
    forgiveness after service. She was so humble and kind and forgiving that I
    knew I had to come back to OBC if the people were like this. So yes Pastor
    our testimony in the body of Christ is so crucial.

  2. I'm thankful for whoever it was that blessed you.